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Five Years Ago
April 9, 2009

Phillips County commissioners announced at their meeting on March 31 that the only door that will be unlocked on court days will be the door on the east side of the courthouse building. Those entering the building on those days will have to pass an inspection by the courthouse security officer with a magnetometer.

Venango, Neb., farm-owner Martin Bremmer, 43, opened the region’s first hypnotherapy practice last month—Inner Life Hypnotherapy.

Competing in the Colorado Middle School State Regional Wrestling Tournament March 27-28 in Fort Lupton and the Colorado Middle School State Wrestling Championships in Denver April 3-4 were Holyoke junior high students Spencer and Dylan Kotch.


Ten Years Ago

April 8, 2004

A proposed 1 percent increase to the city sales tax was soundly defeated this week by a 2:1 ratio in the municipal election on Tuesday, April 6.

Holyoke eighth-grader Justin Heermann took first place in the youth division of the North American Gun Dog Association’s National Championship held April 2-4 in Stratton. Local seventh-grader Zach Harms took fifth place.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

April 13, 1989

At an April 7 meeting, the Phillips County commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the applications of D&D Farms for conditional use for four sites in Phillips County to allow commercial hog feedlots on the sites, which are zoned A-2 agricultural.

Due to opposition from a couple of the adjoining neighbors of the proposed hog operation in Phillips County, D&D Farms Inc. has decided to start looking for more acceptable sites.

Over 40 years of service have been given to Highline Electric Association by operations manager Frank Linnenbrink, who will step down from his position on April 14.

Dan Kennedy, 6’8” HHS senior basketball player, was named to the Denver Post’s Class A-1 first team.


Forty Years Ago
April 11, 1974

Lynda Oliver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Oliver of Holyoke, is one of 40 outstanding seniors from throughout Colorado who have been offered college scholarships by the Boettcher Foundation.

The Holyoke Post Office has just recently installed a new convenient drive-up collection box in the alley back of the post office. This box enables patrons to deposit mail without dismounting from the vehicle and will be especially convenient in inclement weather conditions.

M.O. “Bud” Colver of Holyoke was elected District 3 commander of the American Legion during the 27th annual district convention held in Brush on Sunday, March 31.


Fifty Years Ago
April 9, 1964

Approximately 12 inches of wet snow fell in Holyoke in twin storms—one on Friday and the other on Saturday night. Friday’s snowfall was preceded by light rain on Thursday.

The repair shop in the Holyoke Farm Supply building will be open for business April 15 under management of Wayne “Peewee” Elmquist, who said he will do repair work on tractors, trucks and cars.


Holyoke Enterprise April 10, 2014